Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Root out waste and inefficiency, and improve your processes

What you will learn

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training develops students into team leaders and problem-solvers who can regularly improve processes within their local areas and functions.

Following the disciplined DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap, students learn to collect and analyze performance data, identify inefficiencies and problems, pinpoint the root causes of those problems and institute new protocols to greatly improve processes. They also obtain skills in leading teams through the process of change.

Our experience with BMGI's Green Belt program has been one of extremely high quality training and trainers. Highly recommended!

Larry Sullivan - Network Appliance, Inc.

Another valuable aspect of this course is the inclusion of several creative-thinking modules that can be used when a team needs out-of-the-box solutions. These creative techniques can dislodge a team’s thinking when members are mired in their own assumptions and familiarity with their own processes.

Most importantly, this course has a practical and applied focus. LSS Green Belt candidates receive formal certification from BMGI when they pass a final exam and complete a project in their workplace that removes waste, reduces defects, increases on-time delivery or otherwise achieves an important performance goal.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define, design and execute DMAIC projects and Kaizen events.
  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, mistake proofing and value stream mapping.
  • Formulate basic statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs.
  • Apply DMAIC to solve business issues and transition projects from phase to phase.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and recognize how to work with leadership.
  • Prepare and present project reports and presentations to instructors, peers and management.

Classroom

The classroom version of LSS Green Belt transfers needed knowledge and skills to students via interactive lecture, group exercises, process and tool simulations, individual exercises and the application of learning to a real improvement project in the workplace.

In the classroom, BMGI expert instructors are interesting and engaging, transferring knowledge from their extensive industry experience and thorough set of course content. Instructors also vigorously challenge students to stretch themselves, and support them in this regard, so they can extract the most value from the experience.

Because this course has an applied focus, instructors provide direct and focused support to students so they can successfully pass their final exam and complete their process-improvement projects to become officially green belt certified.

Course Length

10 days (two 5-day blocks over 2-month time frame)
81 hours of instruction

Classroom Cost

$ 4,500

€ 3,999 (Exclusive VAT)

$ 2,950

$ 4,000

$ 3,550

€ 6,200

Classroom Agenda

Week 1
  • Lean Six SIgma Overview
  • Lean Six Sigma Roadmap and Tools
  • Identify the Right Methodology
  • Delivery Simulation (round 1)
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Project Objectives
  • Project Charter
  • Defining Current State
  • Process Mapping
  • 8 Types of Waste
  • Identification of Value
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Minitab
  • Intro to Basic Statistics
  • Delivery Simulation (round 2)
  • Data Collection
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Capability Analysis
  • Meeting Facilitation Skills
  • Project Planning
Week Two
  • Identify X's (Fishbone and C&E Matrix)
  • Basic Process Analysis
  • Graphical Data Analysis
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • FMEA
  • Generate and Evaluate Solutions
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Pilot and Implement Solutions
  • Delivery Simulation (round 3)
  • Control Plans
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Transition and Project Closure
  • Change Leadership

Online

BMGI's eGreen Belt training enables me to analyze production processes more deeply and identify the weak points.

Roger Naoum - Green Belt - Super Pufft Snacks Corp.

The online version of this course is delivered through BMGI’s state-of-the-art, interactive, flash-based eLearning system—complete with engaging visual content, simulations, real-world case studies and progressive learning stages that are toll-gated with quizzes and culminated with a final exam.

Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time, supported by expert BMGI instructors who rely on their extensive experience in multiple industries to reinforce key concepts and skills.

BMGI's online instructors also shepherd students through the stages and activities required to pass a final exam and complete a process-improvement project in the workplace and become officially green belt certified.

There is no limit to the individualized mentoring support you can receive from BMGI instructors via any mode of communication you desire: email, text message or phone. The online course is designed to fully accommodate your time schedule and preferences.

Note: Statistical analysis software (Minitab 16 or SigmaXL) is not included in the online course cost and must be purchased separately.

Course Length

1 year to complete the course at own pace
87 hours of instruction

Cost

$ 1 750.00
For students who want ongoing support and mentoring toward certification from a BMGI Master Black Belt instructor.
$ 750.00
For students who are on a budget and don't want a mentor, but would like to complete the training solely on their own initiative, take the exam and submit a project for certification review.

Extension

If you have purchased the online course but need more time to complete it you can purchase an extension here.

Online Agenda

Define
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Project Scoping
  • High Level Process Maps
  • Six Sigma Metrics
  • Project Definition
  • Creating Pareto Charts
  • Preparing to Manage Change
  • Minitab Users: Introduction to Minitab
  • SigmaXL Users: Introduction to SigmaXL
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Building Teams
  • Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities
  • Six Sigma Literally Speaking (Optional)
  • Job to be Done (Optional)
  • Outcome Expectations (Optional)
  • Job Scoping (Optional)
Measure
  • Leading and Communicating Change
  • Creating Awareness
  • Creating a Shared Need
  • Data Collection
  • Attribute Measurement Systems + Validation Checklist
  • Mid Level Process Maps
  • Current State Value Stream Maps
  • The Eight Types of Waste
  • Capability Analysis
  • Process Analysis Tools (Optional)
  • Variable Measurement Systems - Level 2 (Optional)
Analyze
  • Shaping a Vision/Mission
  • Building Commitment
  • Fishbone Diagrams
  • Building a C&E Matrix
  • Building a FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis)
  • 5S
  • Flow
  • Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Understanding Graphs
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Basic Tests of Hypothesis
Improve
  • Keeping Change Momentum
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Pull
  • Evaluating Solution Ideas
  • Creating a Pilot Plan
  • Generating Solution Ideas (Optional)
  • Introduction to Innovation (Optional)
  • Provocation and Movement (Optional)
  • Triz (Optional)
Control
  • Making Change Last
  • Building a Control Plan
  • Control Methods
  • Introduction to SPC
  • Constructing Control Charts
  • Plan-Do-Act-Study (PDCA)
  • Project Closure

 

Blended

The blended learning option for this course is flexible in terms of what your business or organization needs. We can design a customized program for your company that incorporates the best of our online learning, classroom instruction, webinars and mentoring support. This program is ideal for organizations that have a regionally dispersed or globally diverse employee base.

Cost

Contact us to discuss your need for the blended learning option and its cost.

Certification Requirements

  • Pass all quizzes and exam.
  • Complete one workplace improvement project and submit for review.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

May 05, 2014 2 Weeks Denver, CO
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July 28, 2014 2 Weeks Denver, CO
August 11, 2014 3 Weeks Johannesburg, ZA

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Appropriate for

Anyone in any industry who wants to develop new or refine existing problem-solving skills.

Course at a Glance

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Prerequisites

Classroom:
  • Recommended reading
  • Minitab 16 (included)
Online:
  • Recommended reading
  • Minitab 16 (not included)

Course Length

Classroom:
10 days (two 5-day blocks over 2-month time frame), 81 hours of instruction
Online:
1 year to complete the course at own pace, 87 hours of instruction

Cost

Classroom:

$ 4,500

€ 3,999 (Exclusive VAT)

$ 2,950

$ 4,000

$ 3,550

€ 6,200

Online:
$ 1 750
$ 750 (without mentor support)

Credits

Classroom:
Online:

Course Includes

  • Minitab 16 software license (classroom option only)
  • Access to BMGI's eLearning content, including quizzes, exams, tools and templates.

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BMGI is accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

BMGI is an IASSC ACCREDITED TRAINING ORGANIZATION® for Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade courses.